A fan at the Romanian Cup final. Szekelyfold, the name on the jerseys of the hockey team in Miercurea Ciuc, refers to the Szekely Land, a Hungarian-dominated area of Romania.
By using sports as an instrument Székely Hungarians are struggling to acquire more autonomy for the Hungarian speaking region of Romania called Székely land. The region belonged to the Hungarian Kingdom before the partition of Hungary by the Trianon dictate in 1919. Székely Hungarians have been living in Erdély since the time of Attila the Hun, in fact they are the direct descendant of the great Hun warrior.
Read The New York Times article HERE!